Magnitude 6.5 quake rocks Kodiak Island; minor damage reported

Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2000

PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked Kodiak Island on Monday evening, causing minor damage at a Coast Guard station on the island, the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake, recorded at 5:32 p.m., local time, was centered on the island's west coast, near the village of Karluk, said geophysicist Bruce Turner.

There were no reports of injuries.

''It was felt very heavily in Karluk and on the island of Kodiak,'' he said. ''It was felt as far north as Palmer and Cordova.'' It was felt ''mildly'' in Anchorage, he said.

There were reports of ''some broken pipes in residences on the Coast Guard base on the east side of Kodiak Island,'' he said.

The quake was located about 288 miles southwest of Anchorage. Karluk is a village of less than 100 people, Turner said.

No tsunami was generated, he said.

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